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Mindful Management & Leadership

“The first task of management has nothing to do with leading others; step one poses the challenge of knowing and managing oneself”  – Daniel Goleman

Richard Boyatzis argues that good leaders attain resonance with those around them with self awareness and relationship management. Both of these are clearly derived from Mindfulness practice.

Mindfulness is ‘Applied Self Awareness’ which helps us stay more in touch with our own wisdom.

Daniel Goleman cites research which shows that up to 30% of a company’s financial results (as measured by key business performance indicators such as revenue, sales, efficiency and profitability) are determined by the climate of the organisation (Harvard Business Review: Leadership That Gets Results).

So what determines the climate of an organisation?            

It’s the leader. Between 50% and 70% of how employees perceive their organisation’s climate is attributable to the actions and behaviours of their leader. A leader creates the environment that determines people’s moods at the office and employees’ mood, in turn, affects their productivity and level of engagement.

Not surprisingly then, some of the key qualities of great leaders – clarity, compassion, focus and creativity are cultivated by the mental discipline of mindfulness to more consistently be present.

“It’s about training our minds to be more focused, to see with clarity, to have spaciousness for creativity and to feel connected,” says Janice Marturano, General Mills’ deputy general counsel, who founded the Mindfulness Management programme. “That compassion to ourselves, to everyone around us – our colleagues, customers – that’s what the training of mindfulness is really about.”

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